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silent gerd symptoms in infants

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
50 years experience Pediatrics
GERD/Colic: Yes, the discomfort from esophagitis associated with gerd can be difficult to distinguish from the presumed discomfort of intestinal peristalsis asso ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: The old research definition of colic was fussing for 3 hrs/d at least 3 days/wk in the first 3 months of life with NO KNOWN CAUSE. Brazelton often cit ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Cattey
42 years experience General Surgery
No: Gerd in the pediatric population is more prevalent in premature babies, and may get better in time. It is not related to your partner's hernia.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
19 years experience Family Medicine
Very Low: Although not impossible, an infant that is growing, developing well, and meeting milestones is highly unlikely to have a major GI problem, even with ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ladd
Dr. Alan Ladd answered
27 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Though many children may have symptoms of reflux with episodes of vomiting, it usually is only of concern if there is associated respiratory problems ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: Posture is not likely to be the problem. It may be related to hyperacidity, hiatal hernia or other GI problem. You should definitely see a GI doctor ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
GERD: Please repost and define your notion of "naturally." Please consider health & disease overall; in other words, how would you define treating, say, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Many babies will spit up. Those who have excessive amounts, who are often fussy during or after feeds, or who aren't growing well may have gerd, but o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
See below: Eating within 3 hours of bedtime, overating, meals high in fat, tomatoes, spicy foods, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, and alcohol can all make gerd ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be....: In an indirect sort of way.... GERD causes esophageal irritation which alters your swallowing frequency and pattern thereby increasing swallowed air.
A member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
27 years experience Pediatrics
Fussing, pain: All babies spit. What makes it "gerd" is symptoms of pain, fussing, weight loss, or other health problems caused by the spitting.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
GERD bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis does not usually cause gastroesophageal reflux. Acid reflux can cause throat irritation, postnasal drip and hoarseness, as well as recu ... Read More
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